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November 12, 2013

Jerry Jones says better days are ahead... this year

Jerry Jones said he is disappointed in what he calls an "underachieving" game against the New Orleans Saints, but he is not about to give up on the season.

Jones, the team's half-glass-full owner, looks on the bright side of things. The Cowboys are 5-5, but they are tied for the NFC East lead. And help is on the way. The Cowboys will get several injured players back after the bye, including Miles Austin, Morris Claiborne, Jason Hatcher and J.J. Wilcox.

“I think we had a real, almost to be trite about it, I think we had a real underachieving game Sunday," Jones said on KRLD-FM of the 32-point loss. "To that end, we can look for improvement, and should look for improvement. Seriously. I don’t know that Miles Austin is a good way to say improvement, but we will have him back with a good, clean bill of health. That’ll help us. But more importantly, if you look at our entire year there, you see we have the potential. When I look ahead at our team, our opponents, I think we have the potential to be a really productive offensive team. It’s in the can. In other words, we’ve for years been working in this system. We did several things in the off-season, regarding our blocking scheme that should make us a better offensive team. And all of that is very, in my mind, likely that we’ll have a great two-week period off here. We’ll use our bye right and come out and be sharper offensively. As we go forward, that and the addition of the players that we can play with on defense that we haven’t been playing with, I think that looks for better day ahead. I do.”

-- Charean Williams



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